August 28 Weekly Update

Posted on August 28, 2020 in: Weekly Update

August 28 Weekly Update

Sunday, August 30, 2020

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Click HERE for this Sunday's Commentary
Click HERE for Live-Stream Mass details


Summer Mass Schedule Continues

We will continue our "Summer" Mass schedule 8:30 & 10:30am Sunday Masses at least through the end of September.  Please continue to check our website, Flocknote and master calendar for updates on events and Mass schedule.


Full Sign-Up's but Empty Pews

We have noticed an increase in people signing up, but not attending Mass. Many people sign up late. So please REMOVE your name from the signup if your plans change, so that all who desire to attend, can do so.  Thank you for your assistance!

Sign Up HERE for August 30 and September 6 Masses.

Sign-up remains open until filled, so feel free to sign up right until the last minute.  For assistance, please call 410-974-4366 during office hours or email












Ministers of Hospitality Needed

Currently trained ushers, eucharistic ministers, lectors and welcome ministers are asked to consider serving as a Minister of Hospitality to assist with greeting and seating parishioners at Mass. Sign up is now available using Ministry Scheduler Pro - CLICK HERE to log in).  For your safety, anyone considered vulnerable will not be allowed to serve in this capacity.  For questions or issues with signing up, please contact Rachel Sitomer at


A BIG Thank You

Heartfelt thanks to all parishioners who have been able to continue their giving electronically or by mailing in your donations.  Your generosity has enabled us to continue to pay our bills and to start off FY21 meeting our budget for income.  As we begin our fall programs that will look a little different this year, please continue contributing electronically or by mailing in your donations.   If you would like to sign up using on-line giving, please visit our website,, or contact the Parish Office for more information.


Taizé Prayer

Sunday, September 20, 8-9pm

Join us virtually or in person for an evening of prayer and comfort in these anxious times.

Participate virtually HERE or reserve your spot to join us in the church HERE.

Masks and social distancing required.  Please join us virtually instead if you have Covid symptoms or have recently been exposed.


Do Your Best Virtual 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, September 19, 8am-noon

Fee: $30  ($5 off for family of four or more).  Click this link for details and registration:


Novena for our Nation

August 15 - October 7

The Novena for our Nation” is a national prayer campaign that invites everyone from around the nation to join in praying the very powerful 54-Day Rosary Novena, from the Feast of the Assumption on August 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7.  Save the date for October 11 - Intercessory Prayer Meeting and Rosary Coast to Coast at 2pm in the Church.


Virtual Marriage Retreat

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER has cancelled all in-person weekends for this year. However, we have exciting news! There is a way for couples, priests and religious to join a virtual WWME experience from the comforts of their home. This experience will be in 7 sessions  beginning on Monday, October 5th and end on Monday October 26th. The sessions will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm 9:30pm. The content of the sessions will be the same as given on in-person weekends. Maybe you can join us on this virtual experience. It is a great opportunity for priests to join because there are no weekends involved.

Check and for more information. Please contact us if you have any questions. Don & Wink Flanders & Fr. Victor Scocco DC/MD Leadership Team, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, 301-541-7007.   SIGN UP EARLY! ONLY 15 COUPLES ON THE EXPERIENCE!


Virtual Healthcare Symposium

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 7:45am - 12:45pm

Caring for the Continuum of Life 2020 presented by Chesapeake Supportive Care, Hospice of the Chesapeake and Chesapeake Life Center.  For details, visit


Parish Office Hours

Although the parish office remains closed to the public, limited staff are onsite and available to assist callers Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm.  Staff may also be reached via email.  For assistance obtaining contact information for a staff member, call the office or email

If you are in urgent need of a priest after hours, please call the main line at 410-974-4366 for instructions.


Chores & More is Here to Help!

If you or someone you know is a shut-in, temporarily homebound of any age or just home from the hospital and needs assistance, many Broadneck Peninsula residents turn to Chores and More for assistance when they need a short-term helping hand. Volunteer services are available 7 days a week. Services include needing a ride to the grocery store, doctor or hospital…or if you have questions about other services and resources to help someone in a time of need, or you would like to volunteer, call 443-808-3875 during their office hours 9:00am-12:00pm (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) or email Stay Healthy and be safe. God Bless you.


Our Children’s Faith Formation Program (PREP)  needs Aides for this year’s program!

Being an Aide for Children’s Faith Formation has never been easier!  If there was ever a year to learn more about our program and “get your feet wet” in Children’s Ministry, it is this year!  We currently need about 8 volunteers.  This is a low time commitment and all done virtually at home whenever you have time during the week.  Please contact Jen at for more information.


September 12, 8-11am - Little Sisters of the Poor 2020 Nun Run (Virtual)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 7th annual Nun Run will be a virtual race!  Run in your neighborhood, on your favorite trail or on your treadmill.  By signing up, you are a Superhero to the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Residents of St. Martin’s Home who thankfully depend on you for your continued generosity!  Know that the Little Sisters and Residents will be cheering virtually as you run or walk!  (Don’t forget to register with your parish name for the Parish Pride award!)



The History of the Church in 5 Hours
7:00-8:00pm Mondays, August 10-September 14 (excluding Labor Day)

Deacon Dave Tengwall takes us on a Zoom journey through time. Discover how we got from Jesus and Peter to the People of God and Pope Francis.



Zoom Conversation on Faith
September 2: Looking in All the Right Places. 

Fr Andrew join us for a conversation on who’s missing from our parish, where to find them, and what we can do about it.

New topic weekly. Engaging guests. Good conversation.

Zoom link coming soon via Flocknote and under Announcements on our website.

Questions? Contact

PREP Registration Now Open for All Grades

CLICK HERE for a message from Ms. Jen about this year's Elementary PREP program!

Elementary PREP registration link:

MS/HS PREP registration link:

Click HERE for PREP registration details


Mass Intentions

We are now able to schedule Mass intentions by phone only (the parish office remains closed to the public).  To schedule a Mass intention, please call the office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am-12:30pm.  Donations for Mass intentions may be mailed to the office or dropped in the offertory with "Mass Intention" in the memo.  We are unable to distribute Mass cards to parishioners at this time; however, parish staff will mail Mass cards directly from the office to the recipient upon request.  


Ministry Leader Meetings

Fr. Andrew is looking forward to meeting with the ministry leaders of our parish ministries.  If you are a ministry leader and have not yet had a chance to meet with Fr. Andrew, please contact the parish office at 410-974-4366 to arrange an in-person or virtual meeting.  Ministry leaders with questions regarding resumption of in-person activities should email


Caring for Creation

Lawn Care

To enjoy a lush green lawn or to sit on your patio without being eaten alive by mosquitoes doesn’t seem like too much to ask unless you actually know that insecticides designed to kill mosquitoes will also kill every other kind of insect: earthworms and caterpillars, spiders and mites, honeybees and butterflies, native bees and lightning bugs. Unless you actually know that herbicides also kill insects when they ingest the poisoned plants.  

Changing our relationship to our yards is simple: Just don’t spray. Let the tiny wildflowers take root within the grass. Use an oscillating fan to keep the mosquitoes away. Tug the weeds out of the flower bed with your own hands. Trust the natural world to perform its own insect control, and watch the songbirds, the tree frogs and the box turtles return to their homes among us.


Preschool Update

St. Andrew by the Bay Preschool will start on schedule in the fall! Our first day of classes will be Tuesday, September 8.

  • Please be prepared to drop your child off at the front entrance to the parish hall (double glass doors) beginning at 8:45.  We will meet you there, take temperatures, sanitize hands and escort your child to his/her teacher.  (Parents of 2s will enter through the preschool doors and proceed downstairs, after temps and sanitizing.)
  • We have been working hard to clean our rooms and make everything ready for the children, and we are very excited for the new school year. 
  • Please follow our Facebook page (St. Andrew by the Bay Preschool) to get updates on our school.

Upcoming Dates:

September 8 – First day of school for T/Th classes

September 9 – First day of school for MWF classes

 *The 2020/2021 school year calendar can also be found on our website by clicking HERE.


Chesterton Academy

Joyfully classical high school in the Catholic tradition! Chesterton Academy of Annapolis, an independent high school offering a college preparatory curriculum centered on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, is accepting applications for 9th-12th grades for Fall of 2020. The classical curriculum develops complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building a culture of life. For more information and to view the Academy's virtual open house with 17 other Chesterton Academies nationally, visit